Audio files

We are making available audio files of our seminars from May 2013 onwards. We will keep recent seminars on this page, older presentations will continue to be available on our iTunes U channel as podcasts (the seminars available here can also be downloaded from iTunes). The files on the iTunes U site are stored in the collection ‘Centre of South Asian Studies: seminars’ – if you want to receive all future files, then subscribe to the podcast and they will automatically download to your iTunes folder when they become available.

These files do not include the question and answer sessions at the end of the seminars, and in some cases (particularly where a film or piece of music is played) we will cut sections from the audio track for copyright reasons. On occasion it will not be possible for us to make a seminar available at all if the speaker does not give us permission to do so.


Professor Robert Travers (Cornell University)

The Professor C.A. Bayly Seminar – A historian as petitioner: Ghulam Husain Khan Tabataba’i and the late Mughal context for colonial state-formation in eighteenth century India

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 53 minutes


Professor Polly O’Hanlon (University of Oxford)

The Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture – Discourses of caste over the long durĂ©e: re-framing Brahmin identity in modern India

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 49 minutes


Professor Jaideep Prabhu (University of Cambridge)

Jugaad innovation: the implications for South Asia

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 43 minutes


Luna Sabastian (University of Cambridge)

Benoy Kumar Sarkar – interwar internationalism, geopolitics, totalitarianism

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 50 minutes


Dr Ammara Maqsood (University College, London)

Love as understanding: marriage, aspiration and the joint family in middle-class Pakistan

Introduced by Dr Anjali Bhardwaj-Datta
Duration: 51 minutes


Dr Mishka Sinha

The work of art in the age of digital reproduction: history, violence, self and nation in the many (re)makings of ‘Mother India’

Three excerpts of recorded music have been removed from this recording for copyright reasons.

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 48 minutes


Dr Tom Simpson (University of Cambridge)

Find the river: rediscovering Tsangpo-Brahmaputra in the age of empire.

Duration: 51 minutes


Professor Nira Wickramasinghe (Leiden University)

The Dr B.H. Farmer Seminar:
The registration of slaves and resistance in nineteenth century Jaffna.

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 54 minutes